3 shot at Delaware State University campus event


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DOVER, Del. — Delaware State University officials said three people were shot at a student event on campus.

University president Harry L. Williams said in a statement the shooting happened at about 8 p.m. Saturday at a school-sanctioned fraternity and sorority cookout.

According to Williams, the people who were wounded were taken to Kent General Hospital in Dover with injuries not life-threatening. Their names have not been released, and DSU spokesman Carlos Holmes said he didn’t know whether they were Delaware State students.

Holmes said students were told to go to the dormitories and non-students to leave campus.

“The safety of our students continues to be paramount and our police will aggressively continue their investigation until an arrest or arrests are made in this shooting incident,” Williams said.

The campus police department was leading the investigation with assistance from the Dover Police Department, Delaware State Police and other agencies, Williams said.

No arrests were made as of late Saturday after a search of campus and surrounding areas.

In early November, a student was shot at a residence hall near the campus in what authorities determined was an isolated act. Two people were charged. Delaware State University is a historically black university that has more than 4,100 full- and part-time students.

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